Sunday, February 28, 2016
This morning in Huntington at 7:30AM it’s currently 35 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 78%, dewpoint 29, barometric pressure 29.80” and rising slowly. We picked up a 0.01” of rain overnight and have 0.50” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 36, and the overnight low was 35.
A cold front dropping southward from Canada will deliver clouds and light precipitation this morning across the international border before stalling around mid-day. As a clipper low approaches from the Great Lakes later this afternoon, the stalled front will lift northward as a warm front tonight into Monday bringing rain and perhaps some freezing rain in the northern St. Lawrence Valley. The potential for a more significant snowfall event (by this winter’s standards) looks to be in the cards for Tuesday into Wednesday.
We’ll see cloudy skies today with a chance of rain or snow this morning, then a slight chance of rain this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 30s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight, then become mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of rain. Lows will be in the mid 30s with south winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph after midnight.
Monday should be cloudy with a chance of rain in the morning, then partly sunny with a slight chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 40s with southwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph, and becoming westerly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 50%. Monday night should be mostly cloudy with lows around 16 and west winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph.
A brief shot of high pressure will build in Tuesday bringing partly sunny skies and seasonably cool temperatures with highs in the mid 20s and northwest winds around 10 mph. A more potent low pressure system will approach the region from the Ohio River valley Tuesday night bringing a snow with light snow accumulation possible overnight. Lows will be in the lower 20s. Chance of snow is 70%. This storm should continue into Wednesday with the potential for 4″-6″ by Wednesday if current forecasts models keep on track. Stay tuned!
Last year on this date we had a high of 26 and a low of -10. We had 20″ of snow at the stake.
Burlington averages for this date are highs of 34 and lows of 16.
The record high was 55°F in 1903.
The record low was -17°F in 1920.
Sunrise: 6:31 AM EST
Sunset: 5:38 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 12h 04m
Length of Day: 11h 06m
Tomorrow will be 3m1s longer.
The Moon is waning gibbous, 19d 22h old with 73% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:28 PM EST
Moonset: 9:20 AM EST
About Today’s Photo:
This stand of maples and oaks across a hayfield in Addison were illuminated by a brief shot of sunshine breaking through the clouds.
Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 14mm, ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/2000″ exposure.